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8 Simple Steps for Managing Your Patient's Toothache
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8 Simple Steps for Managing Your Patient's Toothache

This article details eight simple steps to follow when diagnosing and treating a patient who comes in with a toothache.

| 1 year ago
How to Categorize Bonding Systems
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How to Categorize Bonding Systems

Learn more about categorizing dental bonding systems.

| 1 year ago
How to Manage White Spot Lesions
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How to Manage White Spot Lesions

Managing white spot lesions can be a challenge for dentists. Here are four considerations for a successful prevention strategy.

| 1 year ago
Key Steps for Success When an Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block Fails
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Key Steps for Success When an Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block Fails

Statistically, you could see alveolar nerve block failure every other day. Here are some steps to take when it happens in your practice.

| 3 years ago
Five Key Criteria for Sealant Success
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Five Key Criteria for Sealant Success

We know that 80 percent of decay on young permanent teeth occurs in pit and fissure areas, and sealants have proven to be a very useful...

| 4 years ago
Five Ways to Improve Implant Crown Cementation
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Five Ways to Improve Implant Crown Cementation

It's important to ensure proper cementation for implant crowns. The following ideas will help you achieve the best results: 1. Manage the opening...

| 5 years ago
Facts and Figures: The High-Speed Handpiece
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Facts and Figures: The High-Speed Handpiece

• 1957: S.S. White Company introduced the Borden Airotor, the first successful air-driven handpiece. This instrument is regarded as the precursor...

| 5 years ago
What Does Current Research Say About Pain-Free Injection Techniques?
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What Does Current Research Say About Pain-Free Injection Techniques?

The following is a review of available research on effective pain reducing tactics during local anesthesia injections. Some of these are commonly used...

| 5 years ago
Ten-point Crown Checklist
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Ten-point Crown Checklist

In 'The Checklist Manifesto,' Dr. Atul Gawande, suggests that your work efficiency and outcome can be improved by using a simple checklist. Dr. Gawande describes...

| 6 years ago
Avoiding Post-Op Sensitivity After Restorations
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Avoiding Post-Op Sensitivity After Restorations

A recent article by Dr. Gary DeWood, 'Attack of the Collagen Eaters,' created a very interesting discussion and led me to revisit my bonding checklist. As...

| 6 years ago
Can Bonding Broken Tooth Fragments Really Work?
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Can Bonding Broken Tooth Fragments Really Work?

A 19-year-old patient named Tim presented with a crown fracture on his two central incisors. We decided to use the broken teeth fragments he brought with...

| 6 years ago
Ten-point Crown Prep Checklist
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Ten-point Crown Prep Checklist

In 'The Checklist Manifesto,' Dr. Atul Gawande, suggests that your work efficiency and outcome can be improved by using a simple checklist. Dr. Gawande describes...

| 6 years ago